Spring and summer seem to be the
time for Health Fairs and Clinics. Having a simple blood
test can prevent serious problems in the future. Having
these tests done at a health fair usually costs less than
at your doctor's office or the hospital and some insurance
will cover them.
If you are not feeling yourself,
maybe it's time to take advantage of this great service.
Even if you don't have any symptoms and you haven't have a
blood test in a while, it may be a good idea to have one.
These simple tests can give your cholesterol, blood sugar
and other levels. They will alert you to a problem or give
you a warning before the problem develops. They can also
give you peace of mind when all the levels show normal.
Many times if your cholesterol or
blood sugar levels are elevated, exercise will correct the
problem. Walking, jogging, swimming and weight lifting are
great ways to control many health problems. These
exercises along may be enough to lower your levels and
control them without medication. It is certainly worth a
try before committing to medication for the rest of your
life. Unless you have a family history or your levels have
been elevated for a period of time, hopefully the doctor
will give you a chance to lower your levels with exercise.
If he doesn't suggest exercise,
ask him to give you a little time to lower them on your
own. Besides working on lowering your levels, you will see
an increase in energy, self-esteem and hopefully a loss of
weight. Exercise changes your life in so many positive
ways. More and more people are discovering the benefits
and rewards of exercise. Join the crowd and see how
exercise improves your life. Always check with your doctor
before starting an exercise program, especially if you
have any specific health concern.